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Veterans & Service Members lose the battle to suicide per day.

Our Mission is to go a little farther to support the needs of combat veterans.

Team Foster honors the spirit and sacrifice of Captain Erick Foster who was killed while engaging enemy forces in 2007 in Iraq. Erick pushed himself and those around him to be better. Erick is our inspiration.

“What has Team Foster done for me? It’s the contact, the invitations, the constant ‘How are you doing, do you need anything?’ They’re there for us.”

SGT Mike Geib

“Team Foster stuck behind me. When Spence had a hurdle, they provided everything we needed.”

Curtis & Spence

“Because of SSD TieRod and working with the proper people, I no longer look in the rearview mirror, I look out the front windshield because there’s a lot more to see.”

SGM (R) Robert Lighty

Join The Team

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Get Involved

We’re always looking for a few good men and women to share their time and talent during our fundraising events.

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Join An Event

Team Foster events, including cycling, spin events and Veteran fundraisers are expanding!

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Donate Now

More than one in four Veterans suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Find out how you can help.

Our Sponsors

We are so thankful for the support of these organizations and applaud them for giving back to the service men and women that make our country a safe place to operate. You too can add your company’s mark to our wall of sponsors and become a part of this growing foundation, honoring the life of Captain Foster, those that have fallen alongside him, those that have returned home less-than-able to live the lives that they deserve, and their families.
Stay Up To Date

newsletters will arrive monthly announcing upcoming events and sharing stories of our Vets, puppies in training and latest grants and honorees

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Going to the Army Navy game this weekend and want a super cool place to tailgate? Head to the link in the comments for tix. Warm RV, Cold RV, amazing grub, DJ and a raffle from your own Philadelphia Phillies!

Tailgate in Lot G with Team Foster before the Black Knights from West Point and Midshipmen from Annapolis square off at Lincoln Financial Field!

As a Team Foster Tailgate ticket holder, you will have unlimited food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages from 10:30 a.m. until kickoff. You will also have access to our large, heated RV and can expect tailgating entertainment, including a DJ and fun games! Each guest will receive a free giveaway and let’s not forget to mention DOGS! Our service dog training partners will be present with our favorite 4-legged friends!
Happy December Team Foster Fam! It's officially December, time to break out hats, coats, and gloves! Stay tuned to see how TF can keep you warm this winter.
CYBER MONDAY! Remember when you're doing your holiday shopping on Amazon today, you can choose a charity via Amazon’s Smile program where a portion of most purchases goes to TF! Our incorporated name is Captain Erick Foster Memorial Ride. EIN: 47-3192875
Happy Thanksgiving, TF Fam! We're thankful for our veterans, our volunteers, and our supporters. What are you thankful for?
Going to the Army Navy game and want a super cool place to tailgate? Head to the link below to purchase tickets to the Team Foster tailgate!

Tailgate in Lot G with Team Foster before the Black Knights from West Point and Midshipmen from Annapolis square off at Lincoln Financial Field!

As a Team Foster Tailgate ticket holder, you will have unlimited food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages from 10:30 a.m. until kickoff. You will also have access to our large, heated RV and can expect tailgating entertainment, including a DJ and fun games! Each guest will receive a free giveaway and let’s not forget to mention DOGS! Our service dog training partners will be present with our favorite 4-legged friends!
Tis the season. Take some of those shopping vibes and do some good… And new merch!!!
More thanks ♥️. Team Foster is honored to have incredible partners at the McMasters Foundation. Every year, the McMasters Open golf tournament raises money for Team Foster. This year, McMasters was able to donate an INCREDIBLE $20,000 to Team Foster. We are beyond humbled by the hard work and dedication from the entire McMasters team. THANK YOU!

Save the date! The 2023 McMasters Open will likely be Monday, June 19. See you there :)
Can we fanboy/girl for just a minute? @katebarstool is a Philly local, Marine Veteran and absolutely hysterical. But more importantly, she has the biggest heart of anyone we know. In short: she’s a phenomenal human. It’s because of her and the Zero Blog Thirty podcast that Team Foster found out about VFW 6956’s challenges. Our motto is No Hero Left Behind and we were happy to support, especially when we found out @stoolpresidente was going to match the donation.

Huge thanks to Kate, the @zeroblog30 podcast and @barstoolsports.
#weareteamfoster #noheroleftbehind
Going to the Army Navy game and want a super cool place to tailgate? Head to the link below to purchase tickets to the Team Foster tailgate!

Tailgate in Lot G with Team Foster before the Black Knights from West Point and Midshipmen from Annapolis square off at Lincoln Financial Field!

As a Team Foster Tailgate ticket holder, you will have unlimited food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages from 10:30 a.m. until kickoff. You will also have access to our large, heated RV and can expect tailgating entertainment, including a DJ and fun games! Each guest will receive a free giveaway and let’s not forget to mention DOGS! Our service dog training partners will be present with our favorite 4-legged friends!
Big thanks to @lucy_bustamante_news for sharing some time with Team Foster and our partners at @warriorcanineconnection and @uofpenn. We are grateful for the opportunity to impact so many Veterans right here in our backyard.

Link in the comments.
#weareteamfoster #noheroleftbehind
BIG NEWS! Starting this month, one of our service dog partners, @warriorcanineconnection(Warrior Canine Connection) will provide an on-site service dog training program for Veterans, including @uofpenn Veteran students, staff and those served by the university! We're so proud to announce that this program was made possible by our $100,000 contribution to WCC!

The program is actively seeking Puppy Parents, volunteers who help raise and train the service dogs in training for up to the first two years of their lives. 
Veterans interested in learning more about the program can email us@teamfoster.org.
If there’s a Marine in your life, you’ve definitely already heard about this (they’re not shy). For the rest of you, please join us in wishing the United States Marine Corps a very happy birthday!

[cue The Marines’ Hymn]
#marines #marinecorps
Do you know if your employer offers donation matching? Many employers will match Employee donations. You can ask your employer to match any donation and for event participants (like the 2023 Ruff Rides and Foster 100), these matches can count towards fundraising requirements!
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette did an amazing piece on Ruff Ride PGH and how service dogs are a 4 legged response to PTSD. Check out the link in our Bio for the full article!